I have been teaching in Arizona for 14 years in grades Kindergarten, 1st and currently 2nd. I have a Bachelors and Masters degrees in Elementary Education and endorsements in Early Childhood and ESL. I teach professional development classes in my district and school too. I am currently working on my National Board Certification.
I deeply believe in early childhood best practices and providing access to cultural literacy to all my students. I set high, yet realistic expectations that are still within the realm of being developmentally appropriate for young learners. My classroom is very student-centered and student-driven, allowing students in my room to make many of their own choices in learning styles, literature, etc.
Mentor Teacher Award for mentoring college interns (2009) United Parent Council Teacher Award (2015)
I attended Preschool-High School in New Jersey before moving to Arizona to attend Arizona State University. I have a bachelors and masters degree in Elementary Education.
In my spare time I spend time in my vegetable garden, sewing, cooking, and traveling the world during my summers off!